Nor’easter Turned Bomb Cyclone Leaves 600K Power Outages in New England

Millions of New Englanders suffered on Wednesday with power disruptions and huge debris for uprooted trees and infrastructural devastation after a nor’easter blown out by strengthening into a bomb cyclone and hurricane.

The storm gained strength after flooding northeast coastal areas and battered through the region from Wednesday morning throughout the day. The majority of infrastructural damages were marked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island with more than six hundred thousand homes and businesses losing power connection.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said that National Grid and the other utility workers are doing their best to restore power fighting with a continuous disruption in efforts for high winds.

A 74 – 94 mph wind caused maximum tree fall in the Boston area where maximum stand-out infrastructures were found blown away in southern Massachusetts. A tree fall was reported on a top-floor bedroom where a 3-year-old was sleeping, rescued unharmed in South Boston.

Courtesy: AP

The storm also delivered rain about 2 to 8 inches over the region from Tuesday into Wednesday. Governors of New York and New Jersey called states of emergency in advance to minimize the loss as observed during hurricane Ida in September.

Bottom Line: A strong nor’easter turned into a bomb cyclone and blew over New England states causing huge infrastructural debris and power disruption in six hundred thousand units mostly in southern Massachusetts and Boston.

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